Children should be able to:

  • (Self-Image) be imaginative with their emotions and skills so that they may extend beyond their areas of comfort to try new experiences that will enhance and grow their sense of self;

  • (Emotional Awareness) identify situations and experiences that evoke unpleasant emotions within themselves and begin to develop coping mechanisms to handle tough moments, as this  builds self-confidence and emotional resilience;

  • (Empathy) identify when others might be having difficult feelings and actively seek to understand, console, and support peers through challenging situations;

  • (Community) become active members of a community of peers where they are able to build healthy relationships and solve basic conflicts through articulating their own emotions and empathizing with others.